As you move forward with brand-name LIPITOR, the tools and information below can help you take an active role in managing your cholesterol.
HEALTH INSURANCE AND PRESCRIPTION COST TIP SHEET
Use this guide to learn about health insurance and how to get the brand-name medicine your doctor prescribed.
DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE
Productive talks with your doctor can help you find your best treatment options.
HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND STATINS
Statins, a type of cholesterol-lowering therapy, block a substance in the liver that is responsible for making cholesterol. Along with diet and exercise, statins may help the body to maintain lower, healthier cholesterol levels. In certain individuals, this may lower the risk for a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. The infographic to the left helps explain how statins work to keep the heart healthy.
FOODS TO HELP YOU GET THE DAILY RECOMMENDED VALUE OF FIBER
Eating a diet that is high in fiber has many potential health benefits, including a decreased risk of heart disease. Check out some foods that are packed with fiber to help you get the amount you need.
GETTING FIT MAY BE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
Walking is a physical activity accessible to almost everybody. Combined with a balanced diet and a prescribed treatment, walking may help you reach the goals you have set together with your doctor. Check out what walking can do for you.
SMALL CHANGES CAN HELP YOU GET FIT
If you would benefit from lowering your cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends 40 minutes of aerobic exercise (activities that increase your breathing and heart rate) of moderate intensity (e.g. walking briskly) to vigorous intensity (e.g. running) three to four times a week. Here are a couple of ways for you to work exercise into your daily routine.
SMARTER FOOD CHOICES
A low-fat diet is important when you are trying to meet the goals you've set with your doctor. Check out the different ways you can decrease fat without sacrificing flavor.
Lipitor Offers Savings To Patients
If eligible, patients may pay as little as $4 for each 30-day fill of brand-name LIPITOR—and could save up to $1,800 a year.*
3 Tips to get Brand-Name LIPITOR
At your doctor's office:
Ask your doctor to prescribe brand-name LIPITOR and to indicate "DAW" (Dispense As Written)—or the language used in your state—on all of your LIPITOR prescriptions.
At your pharmacy's drop-off:
Tell the pharmacist that you want brand-name LIPITOR—and be sure to use the LIPITOR Savings Card if eligible.
At your pharmacy's pick-up:
Check your pills to be sure they're brand-name LIPITOR—not the generic—and also check that you've saved on your prescription if eligible.